yeah, the cycle of litecoin/bitcoin goes like this: it shoots up way high, then drops back down to about half its peak, which is usually about 5 times higher than its previous peak. then it levels out about half its peak for awhile, usually between 2-3 months, then it shoots up way high again, to roughly 5 times what its previous peak was. The trick is to have patience and faith. I sold a big chunk of ltc @ 55 usd (on litetree.com) then bought all of them back @ 38 bucks which in hindsight i wish i had waited but whatever. Don't worry I think january is going to be huge for crypto in general. this could very well be the year that crypto starts to gain widespread acceptance. I think 17 is a decent price, but its weird with crypto, every time i've said "no im not going to buy because the price is too high" i've regretted it.